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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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31150 Novi Road, Map on TA shows old location, Novi, MI 48377
+1 248-926-6180
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Leawood, Kansas
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287 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant this past weekend and was very disappointed in my experience. I live much of my adult life in the Western US so I know good Mexican food (Tex Mex/American Mex/Baja Mex). This wasn't it. The only redeeming part of the experience was the friendly attentive waitstaff. I was immediately served a plate of... More 

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Thank IMFLYBOY
Michigan
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally found good Mexican food in Novi!! Cute little Mexican restaurant with an authentic cuisine and live music. I recommend the Pollo Ranchero. Chips were hot and guacamole was excellent. We had excellent service as well. We will be back!!

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Thank nstojov
Walled Lake, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We've been going to El Mariachi since they were at their previous location on Pontiac Trail. Good food always & courteous wait staff. The owner is usually there to welcome you. A party atmosphere when the guitar player is there.

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Thank Barbara P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. Alejandro is a great server. Excellent food. Unique flavors and surprisingly inexpensive. Best Mexican I've had in a long time. Everything was perfect. Never had a half empty cup or chips. Just fantastic in every way. Go here. Often. Lol.

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Thank Frodo W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful Mexican family restaurant! Good food: fresh and made in house. Excellent value. Wonderful owner and staff: friendly, fast, and very kind. They never hesitate to do anything possible to make their guests dining experience a happy one. Can't say enough good things about this local gem!

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Thank Monica L
Webster, New York
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at El Mariachi for $31 plus tip. That was a large fajita platter, carne asada platter and a beer. Plus good salsa and chips before hand. Everything was good and, for the price, an excellent value. Good service and very quick.

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Thank Mike L
Livonia, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

new to area and found this little hidden gem... not too busy the night we went. Party of 3, each of us enjoyed our meals!! GREAT enchiladas!

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Thank redh2o8
Commerce Township, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is our go to place for great Mexican food. The chips and homemade salsa are delicious and plentiful. There is a separate children's menu that offer both american and Mexican choices. The tacos, tamales, quesadillas are always a hit. The fajita meal is enough for too. Friendly and quick service.

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Thank Lori C
Davisburg
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The food was great. The service was amazing. Definitely worth the stop if your in the area. The only thing I didn't like was the salsa. It had a lot of onions and I'm not a fan of onions. Other than that everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was great!

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I absolutely LOVE El Mariachi - it's my favorite Mexican restaurant. Their agave margaritas are great. They have THE BEST guacamole - hands down. I've seen people bring actual buckets in on July 4th to have them fill it with their guacamole for take out. I always order the chicken & steak combination fajitas. I have celiac disease and I... More 

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Thank Kim C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31150 Novi Road, Map on TA shows old location, Novi, MI 48377
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: +1 248-926-6180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?